More Happy Life

More Happy Life
Trigger upward spirals of health and happiness in your life by applying science backed inspiration, humor and research from happiness activist Andy Proctor. Interviews with top influencers in positive psychology and happiness activists in every field. | Follow me on Instagram @morehappylife and join the community at To call in and be a part of this podcast go to to download the app. Support this podcast:

117: The 5 Components of Change with Dr. Adam Moore
Oct 11 • 51 min
Today I interview the very knowledgable Dr. Adam Moore. We talk about how we go about making a change happen in our life. He relates changing to launching a rocket into space to escape the world’s gravity. The elements are: Institute a unique approach…
116: Your Permission To Be Happier - Personal Bill of Rights
Sep 26 • 10 min
Today I just wanted to share something one of my therapists shared with me years ago that has helped me. It was what they called my “Personal Bill of Rights”. It has helped me over the years to remember that I have permission to be human. Often we don’t…
115: Empowering People to Empower People with Louis Alloro, MAPP
Sep 16 • 51 min
How do you empower people to empower other people? The more I talk to people about positive psychology, the more I realize that the thing that most people want to know is how they can become a change agent themselves. In this episode, I interview Louis…
114: Eleven Science-Backed Ways to Boost Energy Without Caffeine
Sep 8 • 36 min
Do you want to boost your energy without having to pound another RedBull or go for the afternoon cup of Joe? This episode is for you. A lot of people struggle with fatigue, or are just sapped of energy on a regular basis. I believe that increasing energy…
113: Make Your Commute the Best Part of Your Day, Backed by Science
Sep 3 • 25 min
Studies show that our wellbeing can be greatly impacted by our commute, but that it’s what we believe about our commute that makes the difference. Here are 8 tips that can help you tell the right story and make your commute the best part of your day.…
112: The Science of FUN with Mike Rucker, PhD
Aug 27 • 51 min
When was the last time you felt overwhelmingly happy? When I have asked this to people in the past, it has almost always paired with a time when they were having fun. We have talked about play before (episode 105), and in this episode Mike differentiates…
111: Making Sleep Cool Again With Julie Flygare, J.D.
Aug 6 • 56 min
In this episode we talk about all things sleep and much more! How does sleep impact our energy, mood, and clarity? How much sleep do we need each night? How did you discover your Narcolepsy? How can we improve our sleep patterns? Should naps be allowed…
110: Blanketing 1,000,000 Homeless with Bob Dalton from Sackcloth & Ashes
Jul 10 • 32 min
Have you walked down the street and seen a homeless person and thought: “they just need to get a job”? You’re not alone. Bob Dalton also thought this before his well-educated, hard-working mother became homeless in 2013. It was at this time that Bob…
109: How to Create Life-Changing Insights with Craig Case, Coauthor of BIG IDEAS
Jul 2 • 55 min
“Insight never comes to a fatigued mind” - Helmholtz When was the last time you had a big idea? Not just any idea, but a life-altering breakthrough that carried you through the next year (or five years) of your life? Today’s episode features Craig Case,…
108: The Life Changing Power of Radical Motivation with Allie Gardner
Jun 26 • 38 min
In this episode we talk about the amazing power we all have to climb out of the depths of trauma and misery using what Allie Gardner calls “radical motivation”. Allie Gardner is a highly acclaimed musician who, in 2017, lost 14 of her dear friends and…
107: Crafting A Happier Life by Choosing Your Story with Lori Lee
Jun 20 • 42 min
What story are you telling yourself about your past life? What about your future? What story are you telling yourself about your day today? In today’s episode I interview Lori Lee, and expert on storytelling, with a masters degree in folklore. She talks…
106: Six Powerful Tools to Reach Your Potential in Life
Jun 12 • 42 min
Will you reach your full potential this year? Will you reach it in the next 5 years? 10 years? What will help you do this? In this episode I share the story of one of the greatest runners to walk this earth, Steve Prefontaine and how he died with unmet…
105: The Transformational Power of Play with Play Expert Jeff Harry
Jun 5 • 40 min
How often do you play? Do you feel like you need permission to play as an adult? Do you need a breakthrough in your life? Play might just be the exact thing you need to make that happen. Jeff Harry and I discuss why this is the case in this amazing…
104: Making the World a Happier Place Through Elevated Customer Experiences with Scott Porter
May 28 • 38 min
Businesses and brands have an amazing opportunity to create a positive experience for people who interact with them. Scott is on a mission to help businesses to create more happiness in the world through optimal customer experience. In today’s episode, I…
103: Remember Your Why with Nadia Khristean
May 21 • 39 min
If you help one person, it was worth the effort. Do you ever feel discouraged when working on your dreams? Just remember the reason why you are doing what you are doing. This and many other amazing nuggets came from today’s episode with Nadia Khristean.…
102: Finding Your Reason To Live with Seth Adam Smith
May 14 • 38 min
Today I interviewed Seth Adam Smith, a dear friend and amazing human being (read more about him below). Seth is a suicide survivor who has turned his life into a message to inspire people who struggle to have a reason to live. In this episode Seth talks…
101: Pursue Your Passion AND Keep Your Day Job with Samantha Inch, CPC, CAPP
Mar 21 • 40 min
It seems like a sexy thing to just quit your job and go for your passion, but what if you CAN’T do that? What if quitting your job puts you into a really bad financial position where you wouldn’t even be able to think about your passion? Today’s episode…
100: Turn Challenge into Opportunity with Kylie Chenn from Acanela Expeditions
Mar 11 • 35 min
How many destinations are on your bucket list? Do you get excited to travel around the world someday? You’re not alone. One of the top regrets of the dying is that they didn’t travel more. So what holds you back?! In today’s episode (which is the 100th…
99: The Power of Human Connection in a Digital World with The Jurgys - Nellie and Bryce Jurgensmeier
Mar 1 • 56 min
What do you do to really connect with people in a sea of social media and technology? Today I interview Bryce and Nellie Jurgensmeier (from the growing YouTube channel “The Jurgys”) about their journey growing their social following to well over 200,000…
98: Love Yourself by Knowing Yourself with Briana Johnson from The LifeBeats Project
Feb 14 • 40 min
How well do you know yourself? How deeply do you love yourself? In today’s episode I interview the amazing Briana Johnson from The LifeBeats Project and we cover so many beautiful nuggets that injected me full of joy. You are good enough. You are not…
97: Transform Your Future With Your Thoughts with Tony Vic of MTWTF
Feb 4 • 32 min
Do you have big dreams? Do you believe it’s possible to go after them? Tony Vic believes it! And that your thoughts are what will transform your future. If you need some motivation today, this is your episode. Tony Vic has an amazing gift for motivating…
96: Six Powerful Ways to Make New Friends as an Adult
Jan 30 • 20 min
As an adult do you have less friends than you did as a kid? That can be very lonely. Loneliness costs a lot. In fact it costs almost $7 Billion per year just in the US alone. And chronic loneliness can be detrimental to your health, some studies show it’s…
95: Movement is Medicine with William Pullen, Founder of Dynamic Running Therapy
Jan 23 • 31 min
Today’s episode features William Pullen, the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) who talks about how movement is like a medicine for our minds. William is a psychotherapist in the UK who is passionate about spreading the message that moving your body…
94: 7 Powerful Writing Prompts to Boost Your Day Full of Positive Emotion
Jan 14 • 14 min
Some days you wake up and you feel amazing. Some days you wake up and you don’t feel amazing at all. That’s life right? But studies show that your routines make a huge difference in the energy you have throughout the day. These 7 writing prompts can help…
93: A Happier Way To Measure Your Success in 2019 - inspired by Jeff Harry
Jan 4 • 12 min
How did you measure your success last year? Was it accomplishments? Was it steps taken? Was it by money earned? Whatever it was, here is a way to measure your year to come that will help you skew it toward a more happy year. The FJP index. How much fun,…
92: Proof The World is Getting Better - a Special Anti-Fear-Culture Episode
Dec 27, 2018 • 18 min
I LOVED reading all the positive news over the last few days about how this world is getting better. I hope you also enjoy and are inspired by these stories that prove that the world is not spiraling out of control, but is actually improving in countless…
91: Tackling $100K of Debt with Joy with Mike and Carly Walton from The Walton Adventure
Dec 21, 2018 • 37 min
Do you have debt in your life? Does it weigh you down? If you do and have a desire to find more financial freedom, listen to the story of Mike and Carly Walton (from “The Walton Adventure”) who share their story of having over $100,000 in student loan…
90: Changing Is A Skillset That is Learned with James Garrett
Dec 13, 2018 • 54 min
Just because can CAN change, doesn’t mean we’re good at it. It’s that time of year again when we all start thinking about the goals we want to accomplish next year. Are there changes you want to make happen in 2019? Did you make major life changes last…
89: How To Use BREATHING To Improve Your Life
Nov 24, 2018 • 32 min
Today I wanted to share what I have been learning about breathing. What an essential topic! We breathe about 22,000 times a day, but we may not be aware of it. However, our breathing patterns are correlated with our subconscious mind and we can use our…
88: How Food Impacts Your Happiness with Aubrey Phelps RDN
Nov 15, 2018 • 46 min
Have you ever eaten something that didn’t sit well and then had a really emotionally hard day? Have you ever wondered if what you eat affects how you feel? In today’s episode, I interview Aubrey Phelps, a registered dietitian and nutritionist (who…
87: Deliberate Serenity Through Mindfulness with Kimberly Christensen from Talk Wordy to Me
Nov 8, 2018 • 39 min
Have you ever gone off technology for a week? Well, I did it once and it changed my life (check out episode 73 for details). Who inspired me to do this? Kimberly Christensen from Talk Wordy To Me. In today’s episode I get to talk with Kim about why being…
86: Real Skills For Being Happier At Work with Halelly Azulay
Nov 2, 2018 • 32 min
Today’s episode covers a crucial topic: how can you be happier at work? Do you struggle to be happy at work? Do you dread going to work every day? Well, this episode talks about some real life skills for finding more happiness in the work you do. - How to…
85: Overcoming Fear With Taekwondo National Champion Samery Moras
Oct 23, 2018 • 33 min
How do you overcome the fears that come when you set BIG goals? Today’s guest Samery Moras talks about how she has overcome huge obstacles and fears as she has won title after title in her Taekwondo competitions. Samery started walking with a sparring…
84: Thriving Outside Your Comfort Zone with Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer for NYC Ballet
Oct 19, 2018 • 46 min
“We all start somewhere.” When Megan Fairchild started dancing at 4 years old, she didn’t know she would become a principal dancer on the world-renown New York City Ballet. I had the pleasure of talking with Megan Fairchild today about her take on some of…
83: Believing an Inner Lie Creates Unhappiness: With Best-Selling Author Kim Fiske
Oct 10, 2018 • 55 min
We all have a little voice inside our head that is telling us a story. Most of just let that voice chatter uncontrollably. The problem is that the voice tends to get more and more negative over the years until we begin to live according to a story that is…
82: Jumpstart Positive Emotions With Your Body
Oct 8, 2018 • 21 min
If our emotions affect our posture and body language, could our body language and posture affect our emotions? Studies say that it can! This is exciting because if you aren’t feeling great emotionally some days, you can do things with your body to send a…
81: Why Sleep 😴 is Essential for Happiness and How to Sleep Better
Sep 26, 2018 • 33 min
Today’s episode covers how sleep is so important for our wellbeing and how big of a problem sleep deprivation is in today’s world. I give you real strategies on how to improve your sleep and we even talk about some of the greatest ideas that have ever…
80: Happiness is Resilience
Aug 28, 2018 • 19 min
Do I ever get tired of talking about happiness? No. Here is why in this episode. I also cover the answer to the question: “Are you ever unhappy as a happiness expert?” I was grateful for the awesome people who called in and commented and asked questions.…
79: How Your Poop πŸ’© Affects Your Happiness - Aubrey Phelps from BIOHM
Aug 17, 2018 • 57 min
There is a strong correlation between our gut health and our mental health. From personal experience with my wife and myself, we have seen the direct correlation between our gut microbiome and our happiness and health. I have been curious about this for a…
78: The Neuroscience of Vision Boards with Taylor Proctor
Aug 8, 2018 • 58 min
Have you ever wondered about what the science is behind the secret or the law of attraction? Well, I ran into Taylor Proctor who trains people on how to create a vision board. When I first saw this, I was a little skeptical, but when she started…
77: Five Killers of Anxiety - Backed by Science (and personal experience)
Aug 7, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode I talk about the five ways I have tackled my anxiety. All of these were things that I read about in research. Most based on Kelly McGonigal’s (from Stanford) research in her book The Upside of Stress. They are: 1. Embrace it 2. Tell Your…
76: Creating Positive Disruptions With Jessie Gardner from Hey Soul
Jul 26, 2018 • 28 min
This episode features Jessie Gardner from Hey Soul ( She was kind enough to send me one of her gift boxes (The Calm Box). As someone who has struggled with anxiety and panic attacks, it helped to create multiple beautiful experiences that…
75: Why is Happiness So Critical? Interview with Kyla Mitsunaga
Jul 23, 2018 • 43 min
I had an amazing interview with Kyla Mitsunaga who is a happiness coach in Korea. She is a ball of powerful positive energy! We became instant friends and I really loved our conversation! I wanted to share this interview with you. We originally did this…
74: Authenticity Discussion With Suze (The Authenticity Challenge)
Jul 19, 2018 • 50 min
Today I chatted with Suze from The Authenticity Challenge. We had a discussion about authenticity. This is really a hot topic for me. Social media almost forces anyone who uses it to have two different selves to live up to and if we aren’t careful we can…
73: Social Media Fasting and Happiness; 7 Things I Experienced Taking a Week Break from Technology
Jul 12, 2018 • 11 min
I haven’t posted to social media or the podcast for almost two weeks now. In this episode I briefly tell why and talk about what I experienced during my social media fast. Have you ever taken a break from your smartphone and social media? How did you…
72: Accelerate Your Happiness With AI - Recap of IPEN’s AI Summit
Jun 30, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode I recap the appreciative inquiry summit where over 800 delegates from all over the world gathered to be inspired and to decide how move forward in changing their part of the world with positive education and positive psychology. I had the…
71: Seven Ways to BEAT LONELINESS from the Perspective of a Man
Jun 22, 2018 • 34 min
Studies show that chronic loneliness can be worse for your health than smoking 15 cigarettes per day. So why aren’t we focusing on beating it? Today’s episode is close to home for me. Andy Proctor, the one who is all about social media and connecting…
70: Make Less Decisions = More Fulfillment in Life
Jun 14, 2018 • 31 min
How many decisions do you have to make every single day? The less decisions you have to make, the more space you’ll have to do things that are meaningful to you and that have to do with you ultimate purpose in life. —- Support this podcast:…
69: How to Say NO With Grace and Why Its Critical to Happiness
Jun 6, 2018 • 40 min
We all face those moments where we feel like saying no will ruin our relationship or turn us into the bad guy. In this episode we discuss how to say no gracefully and why it is critical for our short term and long term happiness and well being. —- Support…
68: Prime Environments for Happier Living
May 30, 2018 • 29 min
Does willpower help you to improve happiness? Studies show that willpower is not sustainable for lasting change in our life. Today’s episode talks about how environmental changes can create virtuous upward cycles of personal transformation that will boost…
67: How to Live to Be 99 - Backed by my Grandma (& Science)
May 23, 2018 • 45 min
Today my grandma turned 99. WOW! It was a very special day for her and for our whole family. Not many people live that long. I am amazed at how long she has lived and love hearing the wisdom from someone who just entered her 100th year of life! I can’t…
66: Marathon Mindsets From US Olympian Jared Ward
May 16, 2018 • 38 min
This week’s episode is an interview with Olympic marathon runner Jared Ward. Marathons are so commonly used as metaphors for life, so I thought it would be powerful to interview an actual olympic marathon runner to see how the research in positive…
65: This is Your Brain on Hope - The Hope Circuit: Scientific Proof of Curing Depression
May 8, 2018 • 25 min
Martin Seligman’s research on learned is possibly the most cited set of research in the academic journals of psychology. However, 50 years later, he has admitted that he was wrong. Very exciting research on the neuroscience of helplessness and control has…
64: Changing Your Relationship with STRESS
May 1, 2018 • 27 min
What do you believe about stress? Do you believe it will kill you or do you believe it will help you perform better? Turns out, what we believe will come true regardless of our genetics or physical state. Research shows that our relationship with stress…
63: Three Practical Self Compassion Skills
Apr 23, 2018 • 18 min
One of the biggest killers of our happiness is social comparison. We very easily get trapped in our own thoughts comparing ourselves to others who we perceive to be stronger or better or more beautiful than we are. How do we avoid this? By practicing…
62: Power Up Your Day with Social Reflection
Apr 16, 2018 • 19 min
Today’s episode is about social reflection, which is one of the many “power ups” from Dr. Jane McGonigal’s book (and app) called SuperBetter, that can be used to make your day go better. As with all things on my podcast, this technique is backed by…
61: How Your Language Affects Your Happiness and Health
Apr 2, 2018 • 8 min
In today’s episode I highlight the research at UPenn’s world well being project on how the words we use affect our health and happiness. Check out the research here… and watch the ted talk here: —- Support…
60: World Happiness Summit #WOHASU Recap on Happiness Day
Mar 20, 2018 • 49 min
It’s international day of happiness and I want to share with you the key takeaways I had from the recent World Happiness Summit in Miami. #wohasu for short, this summit was founded by Karen Guggenheim and is the second annual summit. It was a beautiful…
59: Education in Positive Psychology
Mar 8, 2018 • 3 min
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58: The Pursuit of Happiness
Mar 8, 2018 • 13 min
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57: How to Make someone LOVE you
Mar 2, 2018 • 10 min
The best way to grow and strengthen any relationship isn’t by avoiding the bad conversations but by savoring the BEST conversations. This one thing could make all the difference. —- Support this podcast:
56: Do Promotions Make You Happier? Research on Why Not.
Feb 23, 2018 • 11 min
Do you really want that big promotion? Here is what the research shows. —- Support this podcast:
55: Emotional Intelligence makes you HAPPIER
Feb 7, 2018 • 8 min
As your emotional intelligence increases so does your happiness. Quick episode sharing some of my current emotions and how to choose which emotions hold your attention. —- Support this podcast:
54: How to Find Your Life Purpose
Jan 20, 2018 • 13 min
Studies show that people who know their life purpose live on average 7 years longer than those who do not. There are three powerful ways to find your purpose in life. In this episode I talk about them: 1. Identity 2. Iteration and 3. Ikigai. Listen in to…
53: Dream Only w/ the Right People
Jan 11, 2018 • 12 min
We all have dreams and goals but who should we share them with? We have to be careful with whom we share our most precious dreams. The first person we share our dreams with is a large determinant of whether we will actually follow through with it. Share…
52: Goal Setting & FEAR Setting
Jan 3, 2018 • 5 min
Maybe you have set your goals for 2018, but have you set your fears? This is a powerful 4-question process that helps you understand what your fears are that keep you from accomplishing your goals. —- Support this podcast:…
51: Life by Design or Default?
Oct 6, 2017 • 4 min
If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will. Great advice from Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism. —- Support this podcast:
50: Creativity & Happiness: Interview with James Redd
Sep 19, 2017 • 38 min
I was interviewed on James Redd’s YouTube live stream and this is the audio from our chat. We discuss portions of Scott Barry Kaufman’s book “Wired To Create” and how to be disciplined in creativity. —- Support this podcast:…
49: Approach Goals VS Avoidance Goals
Sep 19, 2017 • 14 min
Are your goals oriented around approaching something good that you want or avoiding something bad that you don’t? There is a big difference in the motivation. Studies show that approach goals win. —- Support this podcast:…
48: Loneliness VS Solitude ❀️
Sep 15, 2017 • 19 min
We often think that being alone means being lonely. And sometimes being alone is actually more of a recharge than being with others. Also we at times feel lonely when we are with others. Why is that? —- Support this podcast:…
47: Reduce PAIN with Mindfulness
Sep 13, 2017 • 7 min
Studies show that both physical and emotional pain can be reduced with mindful meditation. —- Support this podcast:
46: Money Actually CAN Buy Happiness
Sep 12, 2017 • 4 min
If you know how to use it right, your money can buy you a happier life. The trick is that you don’t necessarily need money to make your life happier in this way. Time management is the key factor. —- Support this podcast:…
45: The future is bright.
Sep 12, 2017 • 4 min
Here are ten reasons to look forward to the future despite the horrible events that happen and are happening right now. —- Support this podcast:
44: Start With Positive!
Sep 5, 2017 • 7 min
There is power in starting with positive. It doesn’t mean you have to be naive to the problems to solve or the difficult areas of life, it means that your brain will be more capable to handle them. —- Support this podcast:…
43: Can Social Media Make You Happier?
Sep 2, 2017 • 18 min
Great discussion on social media and how it can affect our happiness for better or worse. —- Support this podcast:
42: Scheduling Happiness In
Sep 2, 2017 • 2 min
When was the last time you scheduled time to do something that made you happy? —- Support this podcast:
41: How to Increase Emotional Intelligence
Sep 1, 2017 • 9 min
How emotionally intelligent are you? Can you describe your daily emotions with more words than happy, sad, angry and stressed? Turns out if you can, you’re likely more emotionally intelligent. —- Support this podcast:…
40: Harmonious Passion & Obsessive Passion
Aug 31, 2017 • 22 min
Everyone who listens to this is passionate about something. Am I right? But there are two types of passion according to Robert Vallerand’s research: obsessive and harmonious. Great discussion on this. —- Support this podcast:…
39: Love Redefined
Aug 29, 2017 • 5 min
Can love be more accessible to everyone? I think so. Barbara Fredrickson redefines love as what she calls positivity resonance which we can experience with almost anyone almost everyday. —- Support this podcast:
38: The Loneliness Epidemic
Aug 28, 2017 • 14 min
Do you ever feel lonely even in the presence of others? This episode talks about how most of us at some point experience real loneliness in our life and it’s not because we aren’t around people. —- Support this podcast:…
37: Happiness acronym: PERMA
Aug 25, 2017 • 4 min
Can you summarize human flourishing with one acronym? PERMA is the one that is used by those who research human flourishing. Listen to this short podcast to find out what lasting happiness is. —- Support this podcast:…
36: GRIT: Passion & Perseverance
Aug 24, 2017 • 17 min
What do you want to accomplish? No matter what it is, grit will help you. It is a special mix of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth’s research is powerful and here is how to apply it. —- Support this podcast:
35: How to make happiness last.
Aug 23, 2017 • 10 min
Sometimes we have moments of happiness and we want them to stay. How do you help them stay longer and how do you create a defense against the default of negativity? Here are two skills to help. —- Support this podcast:…
34: Happiness from Creativity
Aug 21, 2017 • 17 min
Creative people are shown to be happier than those who never express themselves creatively. We discuss whether creativity makes us happier or happiness makes us more creative. —- Support this podcast:
33: The Power of Purpose
Aug 19, 2017 • 4 min
In a study on the elderly, those who had responsibility over a plant in their room were more likely to be healthier, happier and ultimately live longer than those who had no responsibility. —- Support this podcast:
32: The Gratitude Visit
Aug 17, 2017 • 7 min
This is a beautiful way to increase positive emotion in a way that can last up to 2 weeks and build close relationships, the number one predictor of our lasting happiness. —- Support this podcast:
31: Is the Law of Attraction Real?
Aug 17, 2017 • 11 min
A little discussion about the law of attraction and what some research shows about how it might be good or bad for our wellbeing and Happiness. —- Support this podcast:
30: The power of sincere interest
Aug 16, 2017 • 7 min
What are you interested in? What fascinates you? When was the last time you were transfixed with fascination? When will be the next. Here I talk about the power of interest to increase happiness. —- Support this podcast:…
29: Mirror neurons & happy ripples
Aug 15, 2017 • 10 min
Who in your life feels like sunshine? Be around those people more often. The positive ripple effect and mirror neuron research on this. —- Support this podcast:
28: Nature increases positivity
Aug 14, 2017 • 5 min
From the green city of Singapore I talk about the affect of nature on our physical and mental health. —- Support this podcast:
27: My WHY for More Happy Life
Aug 13, 2017 • 17 min
I got a great call in asking about happiness being a bit of a trap. I did my best to answer why I think sustainable happiness is worth the pursuit. —- Support this podcast:
26: Three Powerful Happiness Skills
Aug 11, 2017 • 9 min
Here are three powerful skills anyone can use to increase their wellbeing on a daily basis. Also I included some great call ins —- Support this podcast:
25: Four keys to LIFE MEANING
Aug 11, 2017 • 9 min
Great tips on increasing life satisfaction by increasing meaning. 1. Story telling 2. Belonging 3. Transcendence 4. Purpose —- Support this podcast:
24: Protect Your Dreams
Aug 8, 2017 • 13 min
With whom do you share your dreams? Be careful who you share with because their reaction can affect your likelihood of pursuit. Believe in yourself. Believe you can. Go do it! Just do it! —- Support this podcast:
23: Upward spiral of creativity
Aug 6, 2017 • 5 min
Happiness and creativity both require effort. They also both support each other. Momentum is needed for both but when you start an upward spiral is created. —- Support this podcast:
22: What is mindfulness?
Aug 5, 2017 • 21 min
Some of the basics of mindfulness. Guided meditation. What is good about mindfulness. What you might want to look out for. Have you ever meditated? If not, this might help. —- Support this podcast:
21: You Are Genetically 99% Bacteria
Jul 29, 2017 • 3 min
You are Genetically 99% Bacteria. You can change your microbiome which can change their genetic expression which can change your genetic expression which can affect your happiness. Bacterial health =😲 —- Support this podcast:…
20: Cat Videos and Happiness 😹
Jul 27, 2017 • 1 min
Have you been caught at work watching cat videos? Well this isn’t a bad thing. Research shows that cat videos can elevate our positive emotion and make us more effective at work. Tell your boss. 😸 —- Support this podcast:…
19: Telomeres and Happiness?
Jul 26, 2017 • 4 min
In this first segment I ever did on Anchor, I talk about telomeres and how our lifespan lengthens or shortens with their health. How to live longer: strengthen telomeres. How to do that? Positivity. —- Support this podcast:…
18: Autonomy + Belonging = Happiness
Jul 23, 2017 • 4 min
Both autonomy and belonging have been shown to be high predictors of happiness. A perfect balance between them will bring great life satisfaction and comfort no matter what generation you are in. —- Support this podcast:…
17: 6 Habits of Happier People
Jul 22, 2017 • 9 min
What activities are proven by science to make us happier? These six are very simple things almost anyone can do on a daily basis. From a TIME magazine special mixed with other personal discoveries. —- Support this podcast:…
16: Positive events happen more often than negative
Jul 21, 2017 • 4 min
Research shows that the positive events outnumber the negative by 3-to-1 (sometimes up to 5-to-1), but our negativity bias keeps us focused on the downers. This is reason to focus more on the good. 😁 —- Support this podcast:…
15: SISU not Silence with Emilia Lahti
Jul 17, 2017 • 2 min
Quick chat with positive psychologist and activist Emilia Lahti about her research on “sisu” - a Finnish word that represents power and leads to post-traumatic growth. —- Support this podcast:
14: Imagination and Happiness with Scott Barry Kaufman
Jul 17, 2017 • 2 min
A mini interview with imagination researcher Scott Barry Kaufman. Why is imagination so important? —- Support this podcast:
13: Keep Your Telomeres Strong
Jul 17, 2017 • 2 min
A quick interview with Elissa Epel, an expert researcher on telomeres and health. She coauthored a book with a Nobel laureate called “The Telomere Effect.” —- Support this podcast:
12: Strength-Based Parenting with Dr. Lea Waters
Jul 16, 2017 • 5 min
Lea Waters, a strengths researcher and the new president of the IPPA, gives a few tips on strengths-based parenting. —- Support this podcast:
11: When Entrepreneurs Fail With Benjamin Hardy
Jul 16, 2017 • 3 min
Ben Hardy has been published in Huffington Post, Forbes, Mashable, Inc., and many others. He briefly discusses his research on courage in entrepreneurship. —- Support this podcast:
10: How to Learn Optimism
Jul 12, 2017 • 9 min
How does the little voice inside your head describe the quality of your life? Is it negative or positive? Do you want to be more internally positive? Here are some tips on how to do it. —- Support this podcast:
9: Love Redefined
Jul 11, 2017 • 19 min
This episode talks about love in a different way that makes it accessible to anyone. The #1 Predictor of Happiness and health is relationships. What if we don’t have them? Use positivity resonance. —- Support this podcast:…
8: A Positivity / Negativity Ratio for Happiness?
Jul 9, 2017 • 11 min
Some researchers have said there is a positivity - negativity ratio at which humans flourish. Here is the ratio and why it’s okay that negativity is a part of flourishing. —- Support this podcast:
7: The #1 Predictor of Happiness
Jul 8, 2017 • 5 min
What is the #1 Predictor of long term happiness. Here is what a 75-year Harvard study showed. —- Support this podcast:
6: Happiness Against All Odds
Jul 6, 2017 • 15 min
Can you still be happy with stage 4 cancer? How can you be happier even when you have no control over your circumstances? Here are three science-backed methods to increase happiness against the odds. —- Support this podcast:…
5: The Opportunity Paradox
Jul 6, 2017 • 13 min
How do too many options affect our happiness? Can opportunity be our downfall? I talk about the research behind the opportunity paradox and how to fuel your brain with positive amidst the negative. —- Support this podcast:…
4: Making Hope Happen
Jul 4, 2017 • 10 min
Making Hope Happen. How often do you think about the future? Are your thoughts positive or negative? Hope is a combination of beliefs about the future that make it much more positive. Shane Lopez —- Support this podcast:…
3: Ritualizing Happiness
Jul 3, 2017 • 11 min
Ritualize happiness. • Ritualize Happiness (part 2) • I LOVE journaling and exercise πŸ™ƒ • Journaling and exercise rituals. —- Support this podcast:
2: The Powerful Science of Touch
Jul 1, 2017 • 4 min
The powerful science behind touch. πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ»research and facts about why human touch is so critical for both infants and adults. —- Support this podcast:
1: Creativity and Happiness.
Jun 30, 2017 • 7 min
What are you creating? Creativity = happiness. • From the PH : I CREATE HAPPINESS • We need more happiness creators :) • Creativity Is An Essential Mindscape to Escape Trivial Matters • Flow State Creativity. • Other places to join the party. | Make your…